English Thesaurus
(noun) 
Definition
the part of a person responsible for thought, feelings, and intention
I'm trying to clear my mind of all this.
Synonyms
brain
The eye grows independently of the brain.
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head
He was more inclined to use his head.
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psyche
Knowledge of the human psyche has advanced immeasurably since Freud.
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subconscious
the hidden power of the subconscious
(noun) 
Definition
memory or recollection
He spent the next hour going over the trial in his mind.
Synonyms
memory
She had a good memory for faces.
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recollection
He had no recollection of the crash.
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remembrance
He had clung to the remembrance of things past.
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powers of recollection
(noun) 
Definition
attention or thoughts
My mind was never on my work.
Synonyms
attention
He turned his attention to the desperate state of housing in the province.
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thinking
There was a strong theoretical dimension to his thinking.
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thoughts
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concentration
His talking kept breaking my concentration.
(noun) 
Definition
intelligence as opposed to feelings or wishes
an excellent training for the young mind
Synonyms
intelligence
She's a woman of exceptional intelligence.
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reasoning
the reasoning behind the decision
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understanding
They have to have a basic understanding of computers.
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sense
When he was younger he had a bit more sense.
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brain(s) (informal)
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wits
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intellect
Do the emotions develop in parallel with the intellect?
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grey matter (informal)
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ratiocination
(noun) 
Definition
a person considered as an intellectual being
She moved to London, meeting some of the best minds of her time.
Synonyms
thinker
some of the world's greatest thinkers
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academic
He is an academic who believes in winning through argument.
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intellectual
teachers, artists and other intellectuals
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genius
a 14-year-old mathematical genius
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brain (informal)
I've never been much of a brain myself.
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scholar
The library attracts thousands of scholars and researchers.
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intellect (informal)
My boss isn't a great intellect.
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rocket scientist (informal)
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brainbox
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acca (Australian, slang)
(noun) 
Definition
an intention or desire
They could interpret it that way if they'd a mind to.
Synonyms
intention
She announced her intention of standing for parliament.
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will
He was forced to leave the country against his will.
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wish
Clearly she had no wish for his company.
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desire
I had a strong desire to help and care for people.
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urge
He had an urge to open a shop of his own.
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fancy
His interest was just a passing fancy.
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purpose
They are prepared to go to any lengths to achieve their purpose.
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leaning
I always had a leaning towards sport.
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bent
a bent for natural history
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notion
I had a whimsical notion to fly off to Rio that night.
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tendency
He has a tendency towards snobbery.
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inclination
She set out to follow her artistic inclinations.
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disposition
They show no disposition to take risks.
(noun) 
Definition
a sound mental state
Sometimes I feel I'm losing my mind.
Synonyms
sanity
He and his wife finally had to move, just to preserve their sanity.
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reason
a conflict between emotion and reason
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senses
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judgment
Publication of the information was a serious error in judgment.
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wits
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marbles (informal)
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rationality
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mental balance
(noun) 
Definition
the condition or state of a person's feelings or thoughts
They're all of the same mind.
Synonyms
attitude
the general change in attitude towards them
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view
You should make your views known to your local MP.
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opinion
Most who expressed an opinion spoke favourably of her.
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belief
It is my belief that a common ground can be found.
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feeling
She has strong feelings about the growth in violence.
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thoughts
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judgment
In your judgment, what has changed over the past few years?
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point of view
His point of view is that money isn't everything.
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outlook
The illness had a profound effect on his outlook.
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sentiment
The Foreign Secretary echoed this sentiment.
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way of thinking
(verb) 
Definition
to take offence at
I hope you don't mind me calling in like this.
Synonyms
take offence at
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dislike
We don't serve liver often because so many people dislike it.
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care about
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object to
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resent
I resent being dependent on her.
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disapprove of
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be bothered by
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look askance at
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be affronted by
(verb) 
Definition
to be cautious or careful about
Mind you don't burn those sausages.
Synonyms
be careful
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take care
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be wary
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be cautious
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be on your guard
(verb) 
Definition
to make certain
Mind you don't let the cat out.
Synonyms
be sure
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ensure
Steps must be taken to ensure this never happens again.
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make sure
Before you cut the cloth, make sure the pattern matches up.
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be careful
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make certain
(verb) 
Definition
to make certain
Mind you take care of him!
Synonyms
remember to
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see (that)
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make sure
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don't forget to
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take care to
(verb) 
Definition
to take care of
Could you mind the shop while I'm out, please?
Synonyms
look after
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watch
Owners can't watch their pets 24 hours a day.
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protect
He vowed to protect her all the days of her life.
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tend
He tended the cat in her illness.
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guard
Gunmen guarded homes near the cemetery.
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take care of
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attend to
,
keep an eye on
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have or take charge of
(verb) 
Definition
to pay attention to
You mind what I say now!
Synonyms
pay attention to
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follow
Take care to follow the instructions.
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mark
Mark my words. He won't last.
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watch
The man was standing in the doorway watching him.
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note
Suddenly I noted that the rain had stopped.
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respect
Trying to respect her wishes, I said I'd leave.
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notice
People should not hesitate to contact the police if they notice anything suspicious.
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attend to
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listen to
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observe
Forcing motorists to observe speed restrictions is difficult.
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comply with
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obey
Most people obey the law.
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heed
Few people at the conference heeded her warning.
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adhere to
All members adhere to a strict code of practice.
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take heed of
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pay heed to

related words

related adjectives noeticmentalphrenic

Quotations

The mind is at its best about the age of forty-nine [AristotleRhetoric]
The mind is its own place, and in itself
Can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven
[John MiltonParadise Lost]
What is matter? - Never mind.
What is mind? - No matter
[Punch]

proverb

Great minds think alike, fools seldom differ

Additional synonyms

in the sense of academic
Definition
a member of the teaching or research staff of a college or university
He is an academic who believes in winning through argument.
Synonyms
don,
bookworm,
man or woman of letters,
egghead (informal),
academician,
acca (Australian, slang),
bluestocking (derogatory),
schoolman (US, rare, old-fashioned)
in the sense of adhere to
All members adhere to a strict code of practice.
Synonyms
be true,
keep to,
abide by,
be loyal,
be constant,
be faithful
in the sense of belief
Definition
opinion
It is my belief that a common ground can be found.

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